Quality of life and baseline characteristics associated with depressive symptoms among patients with heart disease

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Abstract

  • We sought to examine factors associated with depressive symptoms among patients with heart disease. Data from 197 patients admitted for coronary artery disease were examined using multivariate predictive models. Women and unmarried patients were more likely to report depressive symptoms. In multivariate models, we observed that depressive symptoms were associated with the level of tangible social (but not emotional) support, bodily pain, and vitality, but not the number of comorbidities, gender, or marital status. © 2012 Rejai et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 1882267
  • Author List

  • Rejai S; Giardino ND; Krishnan S; Ockene IS; Rubenfire M; Jackson EA
  • Start Page

  • 181
  • End Page

  • 186
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 1